Even though the Chicago Bears are not partaking in Super Bowl LV a host of Chicago bars and restaurants are running take out specials for the big game this Sunday. 2021 marks the 34th time in the last 36 years the Bears will watch from home and seeing as though we’ll all be comfortable on our own couches this year we should at least do so with some of the best food and drink the city has to offer. We’ve rounded up some of Chicago’s finest food and drink takeout deals for you to indulge in for the Super Bowl this Sunday. Whether it be burgers and beer or something a bit fancier, this list has you covered.
The new fried chicken in town
This beloved Charleston transplant just opened in the Bucktown neighborhood and is offering you a chance to impress your friends and family with the best new fried chicken sandwiches in town. For the big game, opt for a spread of sandwiches from the signature Boxcar (Pimiento Cheese, Peach Slaw, House Pickles, Spicy Mayo), classic Betty (Lettuce, Tomato, Mayo, Pickles), Chicken “Not So Waffle” (Bacon Jam, Maple Syrup, Pimiento Cheese, Tomato) or Buffalo. The kids meals feature chicken nuggets, and sides include fried pickles, fried green tomatoes, sweet potato fries and more. Order for pick-up or delivery at Boxcar Betty’s website.
Outdoor Super Bowl Specials
Celebrate Super Bowl Sunday with Specials at FireLake in the heart of Chicago’s downtown. Equipped with a heated patio for outdoor diners, the acclaimed American grill concept will be offering $5 Draft Beer, $1 Smoked Hickory Chicken Wings, $8 Loaded Nachos, and $7 Chef’s Blue Ribbon Texas Chili from 5pm – 10pm. For those who want to fuel up before the big game, FireLake will be open for brunch from 8am – 2pm, as well as lunch and dinner from 2pm – 10pm. Reservations can be made through OpenTable.
Sliders & Specials
Gemini in Lincoln Park is serving up the ultimate special dishes for this year’s Super Bowl Sunday. Guests can purchase Ernie’s Special Recipe Onion Dip served with veggies, Cheeseburger and Pulled Pork Sliders, and Chips served with Salsa and Guacamole from Old Pueblo Cantina. Available for pick-up or delivery from 4-8pm February 7.
Heat & Eat Italian
Nonnina’s Heat & Eat meals are perfect for the Super Bowl. With serving sizes that feed up to six people, guests can choose from a variety of dishes including Meatballs, Antipasto Plate, Lasagna, Cavatelli, Chicken Parmigiana, Chicken Vesuvio, Salmon, and more. Place your order two days prior to your desired pick-up date by calling 312-822-0077. Menu available here.
Super Bowl For Two at Home
The popular River North American brasserie is offering a special Super Bowl package for two, ready to heat & eat right before the game and available for pick-up on Feb. 5 or 6. For $65, the package includes all of the following: Toasted Sesame Hummus with veggies; Potato Chips and blue cheese fondue; Caesar Salad; Spicy Salmon Tartare; 10 Spiced Chicken Wings; Margherita Flatbread; Mini Burger Kit — cook your own four mini burgers with short rib brisket blend patties, bacon shallot jam, American cheese, house pickles, TSB sauce and potato buns; and Chocolate Chip Cookies for dessert. Ordering and all details on The Smith’s website.
Two Michelin-starred BBQ packages
Chef John Shields launched a new takeout pop-up offering this winter — Johnny Good Times’ Smoked Meats — offering his two Michelin-starred culinary take on BBQ. For the Super Bowl, go for the BBQ package with smoked brisket, a full rack of ribs, potato salad, pickles, cookies, banana pudding and more. Preorder on TOCK for pick-up here.
- Roast Carrot Dip (Carrot, Almond & Garbanzo Bean Dip served with Carrot Crudités)
- Pimento Cheese Dip (Habanada Peppers, Pleasant Ridge Cheese and Sharp Cheddar Cheese with Mini Biscuits)
- Smoked Trout Dip with Pickled Onion and Buttermilk Crackers
- All 3 Dips
- Roast Carrot Dip & Carrot Crudités
- Smoked Trout Dip & Buttermilk Crackers
- Pimento Cheese Dip & Mini Biscuits
- 1# Chilled & Smoked Shrimp, Old Bay & Spicy Cocktail Sauce
- French Onion Sliders (Ready to Bake)
- Chocolate Cake with Fudgy Frosting
- Chilled & Smoked Shrimp with Old Bay & spicy cocktail sauce
- Fried pumpkin seeds, sliced jalapeños, cilantro & tortilla chips
- Roast Beef slathered in onion dip, horseradish, Muenster cheese & a poppyseed glaze. These come ready to bake on a sheet tray
- Pulled Pork Shoulder with coleslaw, pickles, buttermilk mayo on a potato bun. These are “build your own”
Super Bowl Sunday Fried Chicken Special
Celebrate Super Bowl Sunday with Sophia Steak’s Fried Chicken for four. Priced at $80.00, guests will receive both white and dark meat, four cornbread muffins, coleslaw, and housemade hot sauce. Guests can also purchase an order of 6 Short Rib Sliders or Pulled Pork Sliders for $24.00. Also available for purchase is Sophia Steak’s Shrimp Cocktail served with Florida Mustard and Cocktail Sauce which comes with 12 shrimp for $36.00.
Dumplings and bowls and… pizza?
Chef Bill Kim’s fast casual mainstay in Wicker Park is the perfect alternative game day food: dumplings and urbanbowls. New dumpling flavors include the Spicy Pork Dumpling and Korean Beef BBQ Dumpling, and order your favorite protein on the urban bowls, from tofu and pea shoots to lemongrass chicken to “Phat Style.” Available for delivery and takeout on Caviar, DoorDash and Ritual. Additionally, Chef Bill Kim’s Pizza & Parm Shop is launching in early February — Detroit-style pizza lovers, this is your chance to get Kim’s craveable Asian flavors combined with the iconic square shape and caramelized cheese crust. Available for pick-up at Urbanbelly or delivery via DoorDash; more details to come.
Featured Image Credit: The Smith on Instagram
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